ViewNX2 cannot find my camera when I make the connection. Has anyone experienced this before? It's not the camera or the computer (running Windows Vista) because every other program finds my D5100 without any problems and I can work everything just fine. I'm running ViewNX2 Version 2.1.2
I'm sure I'm overlooking something, but I just can't see why this is happening. Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
I think I partially figured this problem out. When I plug the camera into the computer, the usual Windows box appears to let me know that something has been plugged in. Within that box is a Nikon ViewNX2 choice and if I select it, all is well. I was opening ViewNX2 first and using ViewNX2 to find my camera and this doesn't work. So, problem solved for the most part.
I had a similar problem with my D3100 and my Mac. Turns out there is a problem with the cable. After trying to trouble shoot my USB ports, I started to remove the cable from the computer. When I touched the end of the cable that inserts into the camera, it was very warm to the touch. I have never had a cable do this before. When I put in the cable for my sony point and shoot, the software found the camera right away.
Thanks for the tips on downloading. I try to keep my pictures culled and downloaded to the computer (and backed up too) rather than allow them to pile up on the memory card. I probably do it too often, but it's safer and easier for me to stay organized.
>Your better bet is to use an external card reader. They are >faster, less error prone, and do not drain your camera >battery. > >---------+---------+---------+---------+ >Joseph K >Seattle, WA, USA > >D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm >f/1.4 D, >17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX >
If you buy a new computer at some point, be sure to get one with a memory card reader built in. They are very handy.
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